Shamsudeen Dambazau, a member representing Takai/ Sumaila Federal Constituency of Kano State, has defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress Party (APC) on Monday.
Dambazau in a statement in Abuja said he was leaving the APC for the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) under the leadership of Dr Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
According to him, the unfortunate development within the APC in the state necessitated his action.
Dambazau stressed that sincere sacrifices had to be made in a bid to solve ”deep-rooted national problems” hence the need to move on.
The statement read in part, “Today, I, Hon. Shamsudeen Dambazau has formally decamped to the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) under the leadership of Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, a man of integrity and respect.
“This came after due consultations with my team and supporters.
“However, the recent and unfortunate developments within the party make it almost impossible to continue participating and making productive contributions to the advantage of the party and the people of my constituency.
“I wish to extend my appreciation personally for the opportunity to serve within the APC, but it is time I move on to where our interests align.”